Activity, Air Vehicle, Flying, Hot Air Balloon, Mode of Transport
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - October 11, 2006: The ground crew for a hot air balloon pilot grabs the guylines to secure the balloon as it lands in the road - having launched from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - the largest such festival in the world. It started in 1972 and takes place in early October, lasting 9 days. The crew secures the balloon in place so that it can't move from side to side as the pilot gently lowers the gondola onto the ground. Once the envelope is deflated, they roll it and stow it in preparation for the next flight.